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ALASKA ADVENTURES DAY 4 : GLACIER CALVING & WILDLIFE CRUISE AT KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK


Hope all of you had a wonderful Father's Day yesterday. Sunday's post comes a day late, as I decided to take a day off from work. To celebrate the Day with my Dad, my Baby's Dad and my Brother, who celebrated his First Father's Day yesterday. It was 'Precious,' to say the least.

Coming back to Business. Travel Posts continue on the blog with the last installment of our Alaska Adventures. I hope you have enjoyed our travelogues. If you haven't yet read any of the previous posts, then I shall be linking them all below.



We drove down from our hotel in downtown Anchorage to Seward on the last day. We had our reservations for the Glacier Calving and Wildlife Cruise with the Kenai Fjords Tours. Boats depart everyday during the Tourist season(Summer) and its advised to make reservations.

 If you thought Ice Age only lingers at the Columbia Ice Field in Canada, then you need to visit Harding Ice Field at the Kenai Fjords. As their official website aptly describes, "Where Mountains, Ice and Oceans Meet."


We grabbed a quick breakfast of some Caribou Patty Burgers before heading to the small boat harbour at Seward. It was such a juicy burger, but in the haste to eat and not miss the boat(well, literally), I forgot to take pictures.

I had taken my motion sickness medication and was all set. The cruise offers you a small meal on board along with complimentary beverages. I was clearly ODing on my Ginger Ale to get my sea feet on. The tours venture along the Park's Tidewater Glaciers and offered a 6-7 hour tour. Whenever any of the crew members sight any wildlife, they stop the boat for your viewing pleasure. But with wildlife there can never e any guarantee. And our 18-55 is no match for teh fancy zoom lenses being used on board to capture the wildlife. We met a pair of Fin Whales and Mommy -Baby Humpback Whale, a school of Porpoises, sea lions and sea otters. Not all pictures are that glamorous.




Now for the piece de resistance : Aialik Glacier and Harding Ice Field. The boats take you as close as possible to where the Glacier Calving takes place . Humongous blocks of glacier ice break off from the Aialik Glacier and fall into the ocean. Yes, into the ocean. The sound when the ice breaks off from the glacier, is comparable to that of a hundred thunders together, if that makes sense. Its just unbelievable.









The boats manouver through floating blocks of ice across the tidewater glacier.

Time flies and it had flown swift and fast as the trip had finally drawn to a close. Our date with the Midnight Sun were almost over.  The time had come to head to the Airport. With some great memories, we flew back home to the Midwest from the Last Frontier.



You might also want to read :
Alaska Adventures Day 1: Anchorage, Portage Glacier, Chugach, Whittier
Alaska Adventures Day 2: Eagle River, Elkutna, Matanuska Glacier
Alaska Adventures Day 3 : Denali National Park and Anchorage
Alaska on my tastebuds
The Alaskan Comedy



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